Cable Please help to get Saorview onto Zgemma H2H

CPD

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Has anyone managed to setup Irelands Saorview TV service on a Zgemma H2H, if so could you please explain what I am doing wrong?

This is my cable setup
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My Tuner Configuration

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Settings in Autobouquetsmaker

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And the error message I get when I run a scan. I have tried multiple different regions and settings but have had no joy?

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Abu Baniaz

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There were frequency changes recently. Have you tried updating the ABM provider files using the option in ABM?
If you perform a manual scan of that frequency do you find services?
 

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Hi thanks for the reply. I have tried updating the ABM provider files, it says "Config file for Saorview didnt need updating ...."

I have also tried manual scans on a few different regions and each time it finds no channels?
 

CPD

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If I understand what you meant now, I just tried that and got no channels after the scan

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Abu Baniaz

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In ABM, are you sure you are using the correct mast that your aerial is pointing to?

Just for info:
You should have just used predefined. Also, Ireland does not do DVB-T2, you do DVB-T. You may have an issue with combiners/splitter/faceplate.

Try terrestrial scan plugin.
 
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Thanks for trying to help. I have tried all that you suggested and still no luck. I downloaded the teresstrial scan plugin from system pulgins and still no channels found.
There must be an issue with something in my setup . . .

If someone could post pictures of all the setups that has worked in Ireland that would be appreciated, otherwise I am defeated
 

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Thanks cactikid, I have the normal sky dish, two feeds running to the box and a connection for the terrestrial port.

Is that linked aerial for outdoors, if so I presume I would have to run another cable from that to the box or is that an internal one?
 

cactikid

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If you dont have an aerial you cannot get channels.
Sky dish with 2 feeds is normal for ex users of sky + hd boxes.
Where is the aerial for terrestrial service as you have an unknown cable in that tuner.

I have both external aerial for 3 rock and a mickey mouse aerial 4inch plugged into tv.
 

Abu Baniaz

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Just to clarify, have you connected a signal wire from the satellite dish to the Terrestrial tuner on your box?

If so, that is not going to work.

A Terrestrial tuner must have a signal wire from an aerial.
 

panorama93

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In Dublin I have a Zgemma H.2H combo box with two Tuners (A - DVB-S2 Satellite & B - DVB-T2 Terrestrial) connected into a wall socket with twin satellite cable. Satellite Cable 1 is connected into the Tuner A (F-type) socket to receive satellite channels. Satellite Cable 2 is connected (via F-Type to Coax Adapter supplied with H.2H box) into the Tuner B (co-axial) socket - as in OP's photo - to receive the Saorview terrestrial channels from Dublin Three Rock transmitter.
In London I receive the Freeview terrestrial channels in the same way from London Crystal Palace transmitter.
Above may not work for everyone as I have a Terrestrial TV Aerial & Satellite DIsh with all cables routed through a Multi Switch that distributes the signals to TV/Sat wall outlet sockets. The H.2H is connected to a wall socket with twin satellite cable.
To find the nearest Saorview transmitter just enter Eircode into the Saorview Coverage Checker Saorview | Coverage Checker
 
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cactikid

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If he has only 2 feeds from sat box and is only using 1 sat cable to sat tuner second cable can be used with this and 2 combiner diplexers.


I notice there is a slider power switch does this need to be switched on ?

What version is your abm on and possibly you are on an older image and box has to be reflashed to a later version as seen by other Tiviar users who also had saorview issues.
 

CPD

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I have two cables running from a standard sky dish hybrid LNB to this box. I have tried most suggestions with that power button on and off.
I have open atv 6.3 and wooshbuild infinity. My autobouquetsmaker is (3.1+git707)

Cactikid are you saying if I connect one of these sky cables to that connector from freetv link and then link that to the terrestrial input of the H2H box it should work? Or would I need a separate Saorview aerial with a line running from that to the box?
 
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Abu Baniaz

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A satellite dish receives satellite signal.
An aerial receives terrestrial signal.

If you want Saorview, you need to connect an aerial to your box.

Whether you use a diplexer and merge the signal then unmerge signal by the box is irrelevant. As your box only has one satellite tuner, I don't see the point in a diplexer.
 

cactikid

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You need an aerial to receive saorview as your 2 feeds are sat only.
Outdoor aerial suited to your location with a combiner/diplexer to send sat/terrestrial feed down one cable and combiner/diplexer to split at box.
Or
Use the spare sat feed with new aerial attached to it and send signal to rf input of box.
I dont like this way as you might upgrade later to multi feed sat box and i use a separate feed for my aerial.
If your close to a transmitter an indoor aerial should work and does not need to be powered/amplified.
Any place like Harvey Norman,Pc world should stock indoor and outdoor ones for your area.

I am using an old 4 inch magnetic aerial that came with a usb tuner plug in for my sony oled 4k and picture perfect.
Full HD Freeview USB TV PC Computer Stick Tuner Dongle Digital Receiver Recorder | eBay
Try indoor one first as you can upgrade later to an outside one later.
 

CPD

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Thanks everyone, I'm unsure how it works in some cases with my setup and not in mine. Nevertheless I have a few options to try out so thanks again
 

cactikid

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What type of tv have you got and what tuners.Most modern tvs have saorview built in and just need an aerial for your signal.
Many years ago every house had a chimney mast to receive its tv signal.
 

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I got this box for the folks thinking Saorview could be added along with the other freesat channels with a normal sky dish and cables. They're close enough to a Saorview mast so the indoor aerial might do the job, or there place is a bungalow so installing an external aerial won't be a big deal
 
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